One of the eighty one prefectures of the Netherworld realm, Osborn
Prefecture located in the north, nearby a Nether blood pond.
The huge translucent Wraith returned to the Nether Blood
Pond that it had guarded for millions of years. It had completed its inspection
rounds around this Nether blood pond and continued to lie by this pond
motionless. There is nothing about this Nether Blood Pond that could attract
These Nether Blood ponds were scattered all over the
Netherworld and was a valuable resource for prefecture Lords constantly
providing them with undead that would be used as cannon fodders in their many
battles. Whenever a soul enters the Netherworld realm from material Planes or
higher planes, they would first be cleansed by the Laws of the Netherworld
Realm in these Blood ponds and be born as various kinds of undead like undead
skeletons, foul zombies, undead Lich, Undead Wight etc. Therefore the
Prefecture Lords assigned trusted Demi-God level deities to guard these ponds.
This Translucent Wraiths was a Demi-God level undead that
guarded this pond on behalf of the Osborn Prefecture Lord. After completing its
daily mission, it lay down by the Abyss Blood Pond slowly swallowing the
strength of the Nether Blood Pond. Even though the waters in the Abyss Blood
Pond could constantly enhance the strength of the Translucent Wraith, it had a
major defect; it severely eroded intelligence. That was why despite being a
Demi-God level; this undead had still not awakened its memories.
Usually this Translucent Wraith only remembered events that
occurred over a twenty four hour period. After sleeping and waking up the next
day, it would forget everything. But this wasn’t important to it. All it cared
about was waking up, completing its frequent inspection runs, and then coming
to absorb energy from the Nether waters.
It little pays attention
to other matters. Although the Translucent Wraith has reached
the Demi God level, its Intelligence is even inferior to the
lowest level undead skeleton. The memory left in its long life leaving is
few, but it performs its mission as an instinct.
A bright light from the Nether Blood Pond attracted the
attention of the Translucent Wraith. It moved its huge body, stopped swallowing the
Nether blood pond energy, and begun to closely observe this peculiar
crystal cocoon that had appeared from the Nether blood pond.
An Undead was about to be born! But the birth process of
this undead was very peculiar. It was absorbing more energy than usual. However
this Wraith did not care about this. All it cared about was performing its
duties. So after waiting for an hour, an Undead Skeleton finally emerged from
The Translucent Wraith immediately spread its soul sense to
cover this newly born Skeleton and conveyed its order,
“Leave Here! Go, slaughter, and evolve! Stay behind…….
This command was simple enough for even the simple minded
undead skeletons to understand. This Undead Skeleton couldn’t stay here. Undead
are born at very low levels and depending on their talents, as long as they
swallow enough souls, it will evolve into saint level. That was why these
undead were not allowed to stay by the Nether Blood Pond where new undead are
constantly born. This would be unfair to the newly born undead.
But Sauron was looking at this undead Wraith dumbly. He
simply didn’t understand what had happened to him.
Every time he tried to comprehend anything that was
happening around him, his mind was assaulted by a data stream 0’s and 1’s; flashes
of intense pain made his brain feel that it were bursting open. His awareness
of his body was very weak; it was as if an electric field were going through
him and an electronic current disturbing his body. Although he could hear and
feel everything outside, he couldn’t do anything. He couldn’t even move a
“Not good! I need to
wake up! I must wake up!”
Although he doesn’t know why he was reborn into this
mysterious world, Sauron knew that he needed to wake up. The aura and murderous
intention from the present undead was forcing him to stay focused. Finally,
fear of death allowed him to move his body and crawl from the Nether Blood
Looking at the newly born undead crawling away, the
Translucent Wraith shook its head and closed its eyes again to sleep. But it
didn’t know that this weak newly born undead skeleton would spark events that
would shake the entire universe.
After crawling some distance away, Sauron finally stopped
and waited for the intense pain to subside. Sauron’s mind was still filled with
the jumbles of infinite 0’s and 1’s; the current caused his body to jump. He
could vaguely remember some of his past life’s events, and then they were mixed
with some vague memories.
“Painful! So painful!” The pain was tearing at his soul, he
gradually recalled the accident that happened when he logged into the Virtual
game Chaos Era. This game was very popular with their
technological breakthrough which had reached 100% and held a loyal fan base of 70%.
This lead to a tremendous response from Earth’s societies!
It started to attract millions of people to enter; Sauron was also drawn in at
the time, even praising the game store for their magical method in distributing
with a wide array of spaces filled with copies of game cartridges.
At the time his consciousness had entered the virtual
space, there seemed to be a problem with the power system in his building which
caused the VR headset to explode. Innumerable electric sparks flashed, it
seemed like his soul would be crushed by lightning! At the critical moment he felt a golden light
suddenly emerge from nowhere and envelope him. Everything went dim at this time.
The next thing he knew, he had been
After waiting for a whole two hours, the pain finally
stopped. But his mind was still blurry from scattered memories. These were
memories from the original soul which was supposed to have been born as an
Undead Skeleton but his soul fused with it and was reborn instead. Organizing
his memories, he finally understood his current situation. The original soul
that he fused was a saint level magician who specialized in Fate Magic from one
of the lower realms. These memories as well as his current predicament made him
realize the world he had been reborn in.
He was currently in Netherworld Realm which was a higher
level plane of the Coiling dragon Universe. As he was trying to learn more
about his current situation, the data stream gathered and projected an image in
front of his eyes.
When he saw this attribute panel he was very surprised since
this was the attribute panel used in Chaotic Era!
No wonder for a whole day he saw 0’s and 1’s appearing so
many times. When the accident happened at that time, the stream of in-game data
also transmitted his consciousness. Now opening his eyes, it seems the dense
and numerous data streams have at present thoroughly fused into his mind.
He finally calmed his mind and studied his attributes.
These were basically attributes of beginner level Undead.
Even though undead skeletons were the lowest level of undead, their strength
also vastly surpassed ordinary people. They have very good resistance to
electric shock, toxins, corrosive acid and cold. They also automatically
understand the Universal language upon birth as well as comprehend soul sense
beyond 100 feet which helps them sense enemies and communicate. If it wasn’t
for their very low intelligence, they could be considered very powerful. That
was why many players chose this race for its obvious advantages.
Looking at the panel displaying his attributes which had
been reduced to beginner level, being someone who was one of the ten God Class
player in the Chaotic era reality Virtual game being a Death Swordsman having
mastered several Divine Level Sword Techniques, of course he was frustrated
with his current attributes. But he had to make do.
What made him excited was that somehow he had developed a
four way soul mutate during his rebirth and also carried along his Sword
paragon Specialty with him to this world. This Specialty made him a monster in
sword comprehension and was a major factor that contributed to his rise to God
Class in Chaotic Era! With these two as well as his massive battle experience
he believed that in no time, he would stand at the top of this world and
investigate how he was born into this world.
Having organized his thoughts, he immediately began to
practice the only skill he had now; Skeleton Claw Strike.
With his astonishing combat effectiveness and soul strength,
it didn’t take him long for him to practice this skill of its peak stage which
increased his attack by three times. With this, he believed he could at least
survive among the lower Undead.
The Osborn prefecture as one of the eighty one prefectures
of the Netherworld realm is a place where one can easily find Netherworld
The area of this prefecture is very big. With various Demi God
level Undead laying claim to various parses of land calling themselves territory
lords. To fight for the limited resources in these territories, these Demi-Gods
engage in bloody battles. This has caused the high demand for cannon folder
which can be used to wear out enemy forces. Low level undead usually serve as
the best source of cannon fodder for such low level battles.
Osborn prefecture alone has over I billion of this undead
only about 1% will advance to high level and even saint level. These low level
undead are usually driven away by high level undead to be used as cannon fodder
immediately after birth to consume the enemy.
The newborn common skeleton, Sauron walked forward slowly
examining the memory of the saint level soul which he had fused upon rebirth.
“Hmm?” Sauron was immediately alerted when he noticed some
low level undead skeletons and undead Wraith walking towards him. Suddenly
stopping in his tracks, he stood there waiting for these undead to get to him.
After some time, four undead skeletons and an undead Wraith
appeared before him. It seemed the skeletons were subdued by the wraith as they
followed behind the Wraith like retinues.
This Undead Wraith seems to have advanced in its rank and
having gained the innate skill [Summon], was gathering skeletons to be used as
“What is your name?” the Undead Wraith asked Sauron. Even
though it was asking this it had already revealed its intentions by making its
minions surround Sauron.
“Sauron!” he answered calmly not showing any kind of panic
from being surrounded. This surprised the Wraith a lot since it usually does
not see such expressions from low level skeletons.
High level Undead needs slaves, massive slaves.
Any number of servants can sell at high prices to others, so
long as they are captured. As long as an undead is captured, either it is
used as cannon fodder in the many Netherworld battles or sold as servants. The
two most notorious Undead that engage in this business are the High level night
Witches and Ghost Woman.
The netherworld is a very chaotic place.
These night Witches and Ghost Women are seen everywhere. They are very parsimonious, evil, cruel and crafty creatures.if you can obtain their commitments,
then they will keep their commitment every so often.
The night witches and Ghost Women are the
Netherworld’s famous slave traders who deal with Demi-God level territory lord.
So many Undead usually capture low level undead and sell them to theses slave
traders for higher currency and other favors. It seemed that this Ancient
Wraith also deals in this business because at its level it can only control
three servants. So gathering so many minions is obviously to sell.
In recent years, the need for slaves had increased leading undead
to engage in this business.
“Sauron, submit to me!” the dark red Wraith was staring Sauron
and said in the form of an order. “As Nouska’s servant, you can obtain more
food as well as quick advancement.”
So long as Sauron agreed, he would sign a Nether contract
which is binding to all beings below high God. It will then sell it to the
“Submit to you?” Sauron looked at this Undead Wraith with
ridicule. How can he submit to such a low level being? This expression
immediately made Nouska angry. It decided to teach this ignorant skeleton a lesson
then later force it to sign a Nether Contract.
With Nouska’s instruction, an undead skeleton who was
holding a sword immediately charged at Sauron waving his sword at Sauron’s
shoulder. They didn’t want to kill him yet; just maim him enough to be able to
sell to the Ghost Woman.
However as the sword was about to hit his shoulder, Sauron
twisted his body to his right dodging the sword strike. He immediately wielding
his claws and struck out.
“Skeleton Claw Strike!”
The claw hit the skeleton’s head causing it to
instantly explode. The fight that just started had ended just as quickly. The
moment the skeleton died a notification appeared in front of Sauron’s eyes.
Sauron was gazing at his present enemies. Golden energy suddenly flowed
into him strengthening his bones. His whole body that was composed of bones
suddenly began to emit a metallic sheen. It was obviously stronger than before.
He also felt a grey substance start brewing in his bones.
Undead Mutation is so astonishing. In just a blink of an eye, Sauron
experienced a sudden surge of strength.
“Death Battle Qi?” Sauron was surprised by this discovery. How can a
creature that didn’t have flesh and blood generate battle Qi? Is there
something special about this body that he inherited? He thought about it and
finally decided to give up pursuing this issue or now. There were so many
inexplicable things about this Undead Skeleton body that he inherited. He will
surely investigate further when he got stronger.
“What!” Nouska was startled at how Sauron had disposed of his strongest
slave and had abruptly experienced an evolution. This undead Wraith was
actually a timid creature so he had now lost interest in subduing this Sauron
and thinking of ways to withdraw.
“Everybody, Attack! He is just one person. As long as we overwhelm him
we can win.” He immediately shouted to his slaves and stepped back himself. The
three remaining slaves immediately umped at Sauron wielding their claws at him.
But their leader, Nouska had turned around and began to run away. He
was surprisingly fast for a Wraith. The Undead Skeletons suddenly realized that
they had been set up but it way too late to escape.
“[Death Sword]-[First Stance]!”
The grey battle Qi immediately enveloped the sword and slashed out
releasing a flying slash attack instantly beheading all three undead skeletons.
Their heads rolled away with their bodies crashing onto the floor. He had
killed all three Undead with just one slash of his.
Sauron casually glanced at the system notification displaying his
current ills. Killing these low level undead with a single slash wasn’t
something surprising for him. Being one of the ten God-ranked player s among
hundreds of thousands of players, his rich combat experience was unquestionable.
Despite using only a preliminary sword skill, disposing these undead who hadn’t
practiced any martial arts wasn’t something challenging.
He immediately brought up his current stats.
Looking at his current stats, Sauron thought aloud, “Really small and
He had received two points to both his strength and speed and one to
his spirit and his physique. Compared to his stats as a God
Class player, this was truly weak. And also even though he activated somehow
Battle Qi but he amount was really pitiful. Just that attack from the lowest
level of the preliminary sword skill had consumed two points. Meaning he could
only use only five attacks. It seems he will have to find ways to improve his
battle Qi Capacity later. But looking at the new notification at the bottom of
his attribute he nodded happily
“It seems as my level improves, the function of the system also
He immediate decided to check on his Four Way Soul Mutate attribute. He
had wondered how this happened because he didn’t have this in his previous
It was as if the system understood him. It had explained the
reason why his soul mutated. But unlike the original protagonist whose soul
mutate was of the four basic elements, his was the four edicts which was of a higher level. Does that mean
he would be a Sovereign if he was able to achieve the high god realm in all elements?
What if he became a paragon of all the edicts?
These questions couldn’t be answered unless he experimented
it on his own. Now what he needed to do was slaughter his way up the food
This undead body of the current Sauron could absorb undead
bloodlines to continue to evolve. His innate skills as well as future strength
will depend of the accumulation of different unique bloodlines. Slaughtering is
now the simplest way of advancement for him. As long as he accumulates enough
bloodlines, he could change his current shape.
“Very strange ability… I don’t remember all undead having
this ability. Does this have something to do with my soul mutation?”
Sauron couldn’t figure why he developed such ability but he believed
that as long as he was strong enough, he could figure it out.
Now with all these advantages, he believed it wouldn’t take
long for him to stand at the top of this world. After killing these four Undead
Skeletons, his soul sense which was five times stronger than other Undead at
the same stage got even stronger. He also inherited a beginner Death Sword
Skill. Now what he needed to do was find a quiet place to practice this still
to boost his battle efficiency so he cleaned up the battlefield and left to
find and secluded place to practice.